Aston Martin’s backbone
Comprising both the V8- and V12-powered DB11 Coupés and the V8-only DB11 Volante, Aston Martin’s DB range, as it always has done, represents the marque’s core values of quality, performance, and beauty, and continues to write David Brown’s legacy. A year after the industrialist’s acquisition of the company in 1947, Brown launched the 2-litre Sports — later referred to as the DB1. However, it was the subsequent DB2 that set a precedent for the post-War Aston Martin — a blueprint that’s still referred to this day. That car forged the way for such great models as the DB4GT, DB5, James Bond’s bespoke DB10, and the modern-era DBS. And the story will continue with the introduction of the new DBS Superleggera later this year.
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